Feed Your Curiosity: Philly Culture and Science Events, Dec. 18 to 24 | Philly Views
December 14, 2017

Feed Your Curiosity: Philly Culture and Science Events, Dec. 18 to 24

Written by Brendan Sweeney


Philadelphia is an underrated hotbed for art, science, and culture. Home to an array of venues, museums and institutions, there’s really no good excuse to be bored in this city.

Feed Your Curiosity is a weekly roundup of events in Philadelphia that will broaden your horizons, tantalize your mind, and hopefully sophisticate you into something more than the heathen that you are. Here’s what’s going on this week.

 

Monday, 12.18

Made In Philly Holiday Market 2017

Dilworth Park

Free

The Analog Watch Co. and Old Blood Jewelry & Wears will be hosting a display of locally-made wares at Dilworth Plaza. This is for anyone looking to get some gift shopping out of the way while supporting the local economy.

 

Mambo Mondays

Mambo Lounge & Sky Bar

Free

Touted as the official Philly Dancer’s Night, Mambo Mondays promises only the best in jazz, Latin, mambo and bachata. As an added bonus, the event will now feature a variety of dance instructors teaching mambo.

 

Seven Fishes Feast

Gran Caffe L’Aquila

$65

Allow the folks at Gran Caffe to show you an authentic Italian Christmas tradition. This is a five-course meal including a mid-meal sorbetto pallet cleanser as well as desert.

 

Christmas Village

LOVE Park

Free

Get in on the excitement that is Philly’s Christmas Village while you still can. It’ll be done by Christmas Eve.

 

Tuesday, 12.19

Film Screening: “Nightmare”

Uncle Bobbie’s Coffee and Books

Incarceration Nation Network’s new short film will delve into the pathologies of the American prison system, shining light on ways the impoverished and disenfranchised are selectively targeted.

Jingle Belles

L’Etage

$15

This is a theatrical variety show flavored by the Christmas season. The creative team Nightcap Cabaret was founded in 2013, and has since developed a highly regarded repertoire of entertainment.
 

Wednesday, 12.20

Drake Night – So Far Gone

The Fillmore Philadelphia

$10

Gear up for a Draketastic holiday bash this Wednesday. This is a 21+ event that has become a sensation in the Philadelphia area in recent times, and for good reason.

 

Thursday, 12.21

Drink Philly’s Ugly Sweater Holiday Boat Party

Spirit of Philadelphia

$55

This is a booze cruise in the truest sense of the term with an additional holiday flair courtesy of ugly sweaters. It’s a 3-hour open bar with a dinner buffet, as well as a live DJ and plenty of games.

It’s starting to look pretty festive around here. 🎄😍

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Science After Hours – Ugly Sweater Party

The Franklin Institute 

$20

While drinking liquor in the Institute on a different day could potentially land you in handcuffs, on this 21+ occasion it’s encouraged. In addition, you get to learn about snow, science, and the winter solstice while wearing an ugly sweater.

 

Friday, 12.22

Annie Lederman Live

Punch Line Philly

$22+

Comedienne Annie Lederman has extensive and varied credits, with her work featured on Chelsea Lately, This Is Not Happening, MTV’s Girl Code, and even GTA V.

 

Saturday, 12.23

Nightmare Before Christmas Dance Party

The Barbary

$5

Riot Nerd presents a ghoulish take on a Christmas dance party. DJ Wassup Gina will set the mood with titillating tunes while the crowd flaunts their finest and freakiest holiday attire.

 

You Can’t Talk About That In The Black Community

2066 W Hunting Park Ave

$7

Host Mitchell Chance guides event goers through conversations in topics that are typically avoided in the black community. The goal is to let people know they are not alone in their suffering and to give them a safe place to discuss and heal.

 

Sunday, 12.24

Cosmic Grooves With DJ Corey Duncan

Johnny Brenda’s

Free

From 11 am to 3 pm, DJ Corey Duncan will be providing music to those in the mood for some grooves of the cosmic variety.

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